Mine was too and ready to break the surgeon said they were reluctant because I was young... 50 ...but had no choice and boy wasn't it a relief. I couldn't believe how fast it deteriorated good luck..View Thread
Hi, funny I found the hip much worse because I had blood transfusions and I can't sleep on my back ,the knee was a longer recovery but what ever way unless I die I will have to have them both done again in 15 to 20 years when I am 65-70 so I wouldn't do anything really physically demanding to hasten the process, I do need my other knee done but they want to wait as long a possible because I am young . Hope all goes well for you too..View Thread
I have this also because I have fibromyalgia and it can also be caused by medication side effects from the antiinflamitories most of us take for osteoarthrits pain .Mine is severe and doesn't stop ,maybe a Dr would have some ideas if it is temporary.View Thread
Hi, I had a hip replacment 18 months ago and believe me if your mother needs a hip replacment she would know it as the pain is excrutiating and relentless and can't be ignored...day and night. Yes the cartlidge had gone and the bones were rubbing together but the reason is pain mine was in the groin...good luck for your mum...good news is it's like a miricle ...no more pain..View Thread
Hi, They will cement it in and they have come a long way in 20 years ,they may have a good solution . i had a new hip 18 months ago at 50 and dread the fact of having to have a revision eventually but it is worth it to get rid of the pain...good luck, it is amazing what they can doView Thread
This is only my opinion but I had a hip replacment at 50 and a knee at 51 and I wouldn't do anything to make me have those operations again, as it is I am looking at having the knee and hip done again in 15-20 years as thats as lng as they last and that scares me, I know how awful the opeation and recovery is so I would give it all a miss or risk stuffing up your new knee .. good luckView Thread
Hi, I also had this and the tendon pulled really tight at the back of my leg, it is just over a year now and everything is fine but it did take a fair few months...I was 51, I use an excersise bike and that seems t really keep it moving good luck..View Thread
Mine used to come good and then get bad for 10 years,I hurt it when I was about 38... one day I was walking up the street and bang, the last of the cartlidge collapsed and it was downhill from there , it never came good. You know when you need it you are crying day and night with the pain and cant walk and pain patches won't even work and it's all you think about...View Thread
I was 49 almost 50, and my knee at 51, the surgeon told me the hip would last 20 to 25 years and the knee 15 and they were hesitant to replace my hip but it was ready to break and agony and my knee had collapsed in so I didn't have any option, I need my other knee but while I can walk I will put up with the pain, my knee has just had its first aniversary...you do what you have to do because when it gets to agonising pain day and night ,they can't ignore it and you are begging for it...View Thread
Hi, my hip also had a joint space narrowing when I was 49 and quickly progressed to agony in the groin day and night and my Drs wouldn't believe me it was my hip because I needed both knees replaced , they said it was refered pain and left me like that on a waiting list to see an orthopedic surgeon, I finally got to see an orthopedic surgeon and the GP sent me for an xray to take with me and low and behold my hip was totally destroyed ready to break and I had a hip replacment 6 days later after waiting for a year in agony on morphine patches, trying to work on a wheely walker....now the pain is totally gone and after that and one knee replacment I can walk pretty well my hip is perfect a miracle so I would go with it if you have to good luck..View Thread
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